Money fund assets fell by $1.04 billion to $2.582 trillion in most recent week

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets fell $1.04 billion to $2.582 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute.

Assets of the nation’s retail money market mutual funds fell $1.30 billion to $892.45 billion, the Washington-based mutual fund trade group said Thursday. Assets of taxable money market funds in the retail category fell $910 million to $705.2 billion. Tax-exempt retail fund assets fell $380 million to $187.24 billion.

Meanwhile assets of institutional money market funds rose $260 million to $1.689 trillion. Among institutional funds, taxable money market fund assets rose $730 million to $1.617 trillion. Assets of tax-exempt funds fell $460 million to $72.09 billion.

The 7-day average yield on money market mutual funds was unchanged from the previous week at 0.02 per cent in the week that ended Tuesday, according to Money Fund Report, a service of iMoneyNet Inc. in Westborough, Mass. The 7-day compounded yield, the 30-day yield and the 30-day compounded yield all remained at 0.02 per cent, Money Fund Report said Wednesday.

The average maturity of portfolios held by money market mutual funds was unchanged at 48 days.

The online service said its survey of 100 leading commercial banks, savings and loan associations and savings banks in the nation’s 10 largest markets showed the annual percentage yield available on money market accounts were unchanged from the week before at 0.11 per cent.

The North Palm Beach, Fla.-based unit of Bankrate Inc. said Wednesday that the annual percentage yield available on interest-bearing checking accounts was unchanged from the week before at 0.05 per cent. said the annual percentage yield on six-month certificates of deposit slipped to 0.15 per cent from 0.16 per cent. It was flat at 0.25 per cent on one-year CDs. It fell to 0.38 per cent from 0.39 per cent on two-year CDs and fell to 0.78 per cent from 0.79 per cent on five-year CDs.